Quotes about Questioning

"Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers."

Robert Half (-) is an American human resource consulting firm , credited as being the world's first and largest accounting and finance staffing firm, with over 400 locations worldwide.


"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

Ayn Rand (February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1905 – March 6, 1982) was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism.


"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions."

Naguib Mahfouz (December 11, 1911 – August 30, 2006) was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. He is regarded as one of the first contemporary writers of Arabic literature, along with Tawfiq el-Hakim,to explore themes of existentialism.


"The more opinions you have, the less you see."

Ernst Wilhelm "Wim" Wenders (born 14 August 1945) is a German film director, playwright, author, photographer and film producer.


"No question is so difficult to answer as that which the answer is obvious."

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama and he wrote more than 60 plays.


"In the past, I always used to be looking for answers. Today, I know there are only questions. So I just live."

Sarah Brightman (born 14 August 1960) is a British classical crossover soprano, actress, songwriter and dancer


"The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best."

Thomas Sowell (born June 30, 1930) is an American economist, social critic, political commentator and author.


"It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour."

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–1809) and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776). Jefferson was one of the most influential Founding Fathers, known for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.


"Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them."

Leo Tolstoy (September 9 [O.S. August 28] 1828 – November 20 [O.S. N) was a Russian writer widely regarded as one of the greatest novelists.


"I am giving you the right answers! You're just asking the wrong questions."

Dennis the Menace (-) cartoon character, created by Hank Ketcham